Thursday, January 28, 2010

RIP Howard Zinn and JD Salinger

A reminder of the importance of reading, especially more than 140 words at a time. If you have never read anything from Professor Zinn, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with his works. RIP to a true American hero.

We also lost JD Salinger today. A great American author and inspiration for multiple generations of disaffected antiheroes. Salinger wrote two of my all-time favorite works - The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey. A non-phony 'til the end.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

phone tap

4 men charged with U.S. Senate office infiltration in New Orleans

Four men were charged Tuesday after attempting to illegally access and manipulate the phone system in a district office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, a local U.S. attorney's office said.
Joseph Basel, 24, Robert Flanagan, 24, James O'Keefe, 25, and Stan Dai, 24, were charged with entering Landrieu's New Orleans office, which is federal property, under "false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony," according to the attorney's office.
Law enforcement officials say they believe O'Keefe is the conservative activist of the same name who dressed up as a pimp last summer and visited an office of ACORN, a liberal community organizing group, in order to solicit advice on setting up a brothel, among other scenarios.


All we need now is the right word or two/ to make it all stick like glue, then you through

Monday, January 25, 2010